Boise was one of the cities I was anxious to explore, but on the morning of Day 8 I wasn’t feeling much excitement. The sky was once again cloudy, the ground wet, and I wasn’t thrilled about the prospects of more gloom. I drove back into Boise (after spending the night in Nampa), made one wrong turn after another, and eventually ended up at the state capitol.
It’s a beautiful building from the outside, even on a soggy day.
I was just about the only person inside, amongst the marble columns.
In the rotunda, looking up…
… and looking down. I may have seen a custodian, other than that, not a person to be found, anywhere. Even on a Saturday I expected a little more activity.
For the most part, Boise’s capitol building was beautiful, but not especially remarkable…
…but there was one scene that amazed me. Apparently in this corner of the capitol building, you can sit on the historic furniture all you want, but by golly, don’t you dare move it around. Was this seriously a problem before they installed the sign? People would come to the capitol, and move the sofa where the chairs were, and the chairs where the desk was? There must be more to do in Boise, than that.
Note: This trip was first published in 2006. Much of the same area was covered in the Big Sky trip in 2014.